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Spring Valley City Council & Board of Review


Mon, Apr 18th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 5:30 p.m., with all members in attendance: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The annual Board of Review meeting was held first, with information provided by Brian Hoff, Property Appraiser for the Fillmore County Assessor’s Office.

Hoff presented data on the rules and duties of the Board, and a Fillmore County 2016 Assessment Summary, including house rates, county land values, a valuation summary by taxing district, new construction values, and new construction history. The handout showed 246 residential sales and twelve commercial sales. He pointed out that his data showed “a pretty significant decrease in (farm) land values”, and he gave a chart comparing Fillmore and eleven nearby counties.

One citizen asked why his home has increased in value from $115,000 to $135,000 when nothing has changed regarding this home in many years, and he asked how much his taxation will now increase. Hoff explained the process used to determine valuation, and the process for appealing such decisions. He said, “As far as taxes, if everything stayed the same, if we were talking the same levy rates as we are currently, being that your value went up, yes, the taxes would go up. Exactly how much, it all depends on the city, the county, and the school district.” He also pointed out that the Truth in Taxation meetings will be held in November or December.

The board was given information regarding two decreased valuations that they needed to consider for approval. The Mike Wiersma property was to decrease from $79,700 to $62,000, and the old Olmstead Medical Building was to decrease from $305,700 to $185,500. After discussion, the board unanimously approved these. The Board of Review meeting adjourned about 6:07 p.m.

The city council meeting opened shortly thereafter, with a light agenda. No visitors had signed up to address the council. The council approved prior minutes and preliminary accounts payable, then discussed Resolution 2016-18, Resolution for Quarterly Ambulance Write-offs. The council voted to OK the resolution as submitted, with a bad debt write-off totaling $15,471.03.

Deb Zimmer shared info on an upcoming training Wednesday, April 27. It is the SEMLM annual meeting, to be held in Elgin. The council meeting adjourned about 6:20 p.m. The next regula .....
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Spring Valley Council hears audit report

Mon, Apr 4th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. with all members in attendance: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The main topic on the agenda was pres ..... 
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Spring Valley accepts bid for Fremont/Lyndale project

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 6 p.m. Members in attendance were: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Bill Bires was absent. A Special Assessment Hearing ..... 
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Spring Valley ambulance issues discussed

Mon, Feb 29th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6 p.m. Members in attendance were: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Jeff Vehrenkamp was absent. Follo ..... 
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Spring Valley garbage pickup explained

Mon, Feb 15th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6pm. All members were in attendance: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Following the Pl ..... 
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Spring Valley Council denies farm animal request

Mon, Jan 18th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley city council met in regular session on Monday, January 11. Members in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and city administrator Deb Zimmer. Bill Bires was absent. Regarding the previ ..... 
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Spring Valley picks garbage hauler, enforces junk rule

Mon, Dec 21st, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 6 p.m. Members in attendance were Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp and City administrator Deb Zimmer. Tony Archer was absent. Thoma ..... 
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Spring Valley Council OK’s new policies

Mon, Nov 30th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

By Rich Wicks The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 6 p.m. Members in attendance were Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, and city administrator Deb Zimmer. Bill Bires and Jeff Vehrenkamp w ..... 
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Light agenda for Spring Valley Council

Mon, Nov 16th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met in regular session on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 6 p.m. Members in attendance were Tony Archer, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp, and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. Todd Jones was absent. Followin ..... 
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